The Courier: Impact 100 round-up


12th December 2014

The Courier has published its third Impact 100 report, a list of those who have influenced and inspired across Courier country this year.   It was published across three days, Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th December 2014, with a round-up feature in The Courier Saturday 13th December 2014.

Former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown topped the table at number 1, up one place on last year’s Impact 100 list. The Impact 100 panel said, “Brown turned himself from Flash Gordon to Galvanic Gordon as he seized the referendum debate by the scruff of the neck and injected it with his own brand of high octane political argument.”

This year’s list featured 65 new entries with more female listings than ever before and a new posthumous category.  The Courier’s Impact 100 includes well-known names such as award-winning author J K Rowling, St Andrew’s most famous cat, Hamish McHamish, Brian Cox and V&A Director and member of the team who brought the UNESCO City of Design accolade to Dundee, Philip Long. 

2014’s Impact 100 also features people who have appeared on the pages of The Courier having made an impact on their community. Four-legged Glasgow Commonwealth Games Scottie dogs from Fife and Dundee appear alongside the Ninewells Hospital/Archie Campaign and RAF Leuchars serviceman Corporal David Adams, who won the hearts of readers by raising more than £200,000 for terminally ill and disadvantaged children.  Petra MacMillan who gave her time, energy and spirit to support Marie Curie Cancer Care a cause close to her family and the Fife Primary Schools campaigners who fought against the closure of six Fife primary schools also appear.

The Courier Editor Richard Neville said, “The Editorial team has worked hard to bring our readers the top 100 people, businesses and campaigns that have really made their mark across Courier country this year.

“The list is packed full of influencers, inspirational thought leaders and well-known faces from the world of politics, sport and lots more.   We have really listened to our readers and this year the list includes much more of the kind of interest and controversy that found their way on to The Courier’s pages.”

The full list of The Courier’s 2014 Impact 100 can be found here.  

On Saturday 13th December 2014 The Courier will feature an Impact 100 round-up.

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